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  • Athens (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #579885)
    Pleiades_icon Athenae theatre, plaza, cemetery, stoa, settlement, temple Geocontext: Athina/Athens
    Description: A major Greek city-state and the principal city of Attika.


Text #3269

Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. Vol. 1
[Thuc. 3.3. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Clarendon Press. 1900 p. 185]

The Athenians, who were suffering severely from the plague and from the war, of which they had begun to feel the full effects, reflected that it was a serious matter to bring upon themselves a second war with a naval power like Lesbos, whose resources were unimpaired1 […]

  1. In 428, the plague was still raging in Athens. Mytilene, the chief city of Lesbos, rebelled against Athenian power. In June Athens sent a fleet to surprise the rebels during a religious festival, but the Mytileneans were warned in advance. [nE]

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